Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Art Bead Scene: December 2015

The inspiration for this month's Art Bead Scene Challenge is Paris by Maria Helena Vieira da Silva.  You can read more about the artist and her artwork HERE.  With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I almost let this month's challenge go... in truth, the artwork really didn't speak to me.  I'd love to hear how this month's inspiration hits you.

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, 1951
I know that the ABS editors choose the year's artwork fairly far in advance, but I think it's pretty amazing how well December's choice fits into the recently announced Pantone Color of the Year!  Are the editors psychic?  or is one of them a spy within the hallowed halls of Pantone? 

While going through my art beads (trying to get some new ones put away and also thinking about upcoming projects) I noticed a pendant from Marsha Neal that has been hiding in my stash for quite some time that I thought might work.  At the very last minute I decided to try and whip up a necklace design.  So, without further ado (since I already missed one of the ABS deadlines) is what I came up with!  Sorry for the picture quality... I had to snap this picture at night indoors. 

1 comment:

  1. I love what you came up with! The colors and Marsha's pendant are perfect. I love the dangles with the little charm nod to Paris!